Egypt World Cup Focus: Injured Mohamed Salah confident of appearance at Russia

Egypt World Cup Focus: Injured Mohamed Salah confident of appearance at Russia
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah leaves the pitch injured during the UEFA Champions League Final at the NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday May 28, 2018. 13:00

Despite suffering a shoulder injury on Saturday night, Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah says he will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Reds’ attacker was injured in their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.

However, Salah says he is confident of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury and thanked his supporters for showing love.

The 25-year-old left the pitch in Kiev in tears after a first-half challenge from Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

"Your love and support will give me the strength I need," said Salah on Twitter.

The Pharaohs are set to play their first game of the World Cup in Russia on June 15 against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.

The Egyptian Football Association also tweeted that Salah's X-ray showed he had a "sprain in the shoulder ligaments" and that it was "optimistic" he would be fit for Russia.






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